CSFS Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Innovation from field to fork to achieve resilient, thriving, and socially just food systems for all

Our Strategic Plan 2016-2020 outlines key priorities for the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) to increase research productivity, improve our teaching infrastructure and develop new frontiers in knowledge mobilization and community engagement leading to sustainable, thriving food systems for all.

This Strategic Plan emerged in the 2015-2016 academic year, when the CSFS Advisory Committee revisited Cultivating Place, the visionary 2010 academic plan that outlined steps for CSFS and the UBC Farm to weave a culture of sustainability – rooted in stewardship of place – into the intellectual and physical fabric of our University. We consulted the UBC Strategic Plan, the Aboriginal Strategic Plan, the UBC Sustainability Academic Strategy, and the Land and Food Systems Action Plan. We also engaged with a diverse groups of faculty, staff, students, and community members, and national and international research and community outreach initiatives related to food system sustainability.

Read the CSFS Strategic Plan 2016-2020 here.